I am a newbie and have brewed several NB extracts kits. I like everything I have done so far, but I’m trying to find something my wife likes. She has been a Coors light girl and so far, everything I have done she says is “too bitter”. She wouldn’t drink the Irish Red Ale at all, she will drink the NB Mild Ale but still thinks it too bitter. I bottled a InnKeeper yesterday and hope it will suit her. I am thinking about “adjusting” (lower) the IBU lever of the Mild Ale kit or similar kit but are not sure of the best method. Would it be best to decrease the boil times of the hops or retain the recommended boil times but decrease the amount of hops added or a combination of the two. After I gain experience I plan to design a brew for her, but I’m not there yet.
Any assistance greatly appreciated.